| An Ad-Hoc Method for Obtaining chi**2 Values from Unbinned Maximum Likelihood Fits - M. Williams A common goal in an experimental physics analysis is to extract information from a reaction with multi-dimensional kinematics. The preferred method for such a task is typically the unbinned maximum likelihood method. In fits using this method, the likelihood is a goodness-of-fit quantity in that it effectively discriminates between available hypotheses; however, it does not provide any information as to how well the best hypothesis describes the data... Downloads: 414 | |

| Perturbed preconditioned inverse iteration for operator eigenvalue problems with applications to adaptive wavelet discretization - Thorsten Rohwedder In this paper we discuss an abstract iteration scheme for the calculation of the smallest eigenvalue of an elliptic operator eigenvalue problem. A short and geometric proof based on the preconditioned inverse iteration (PINVIT) for matrices [Knyazev and Neymeyr, (2009)] is extended to the case of operators. We show that convergence is retained up to any tolerance if one only uses approximate applications of operators which leads to the perturbed preconditioned inverse iteration (PPINVIT)... Downloads: 42 | |

| Generalised Wigner surmise for 2x2 random matrices - P. Chau Huu-Tai We present new analytical results concerning the spectral distributions for 2x2 random real symmetric matrices which generalise the Wigner surmise. Downloads: 55 | |

| Localization and Pattern Formation in Quantum Physics. II. Waveletons in Quantum Ensembles - Antonina N. Fedorova In this second part we present a set of methods, analytical and numerical, which can describe behaviour in (non) equilibrium ensembles, both classical and quantum, especially in the complex systems, where the standard approaches cannot be applied. The key points demonstrating advantages of this approach are: (i) effects of localization of possible quantum states; (ii) effects of non-perturbative multiscales which cannot be calculated by means of perturbation approaches; (iii) effects of formatio... Downloads: 48 | |

| The Luminosity Function and stellar Mass to Light ratio of the massive globular cluster NGC2419 - M. Bellazzini We used archival Hubble Space Telescope WFC3 images to obtain the Luminosity Function of the remote globular cluster NGC2419 from two magnitudes above the Horizontal Branch level down to \sim3.0 magnitudes below the Turn Off point (to M_I\sim6.4), approximately covering the range of initial stellar masses 0.5 M_sun Downloads: 67 | |

| Current-induced resonance in a ferromagnet - antiferromagnet junction - S. G. Chigarev We calculate the response of a ferromagnet - antiferromagnet junction to a high-frequency magnetic field as a function of the spin-polarized current through the junction. Conditions are choused under which the response is zero in absence of such a current. It is shown that increasing in the current density leads to proportional increase in the resonance frequency and resonant absorption. A principal possibility is indicated of using ferromagnet - antiferromagnet junction as a terahertz radiation... Downloads: 55 | |

| Constraining the New Aether: Gravitational Cherenkov Radiation - Joshua W. Elliott We study the simplest concrete theory for spontaneous Lorentz violation, the ``New Aether Theory'' of Jacobson and Mattingly, which is a vector-tensor gravitational theory with a fixed-modulus condition on the vector field. We show that the observation of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (which implies the absence of energy loss via various Cherenkov type processes) places constraints on the parameters of this theory, which are much stronger than those previously found in the literature and are als... Downloads: 50 | |

| Growth of Galton-Watson trees: immigration and lifetimes - Xiao'ou Cao We study certain consistent families $(F_\lambda)_{\lambda\ge 0}$ of Galton-Watson forests with lifetimes as edge lengths and/or immigrants as progenitors of the trees in $F_\lambda$. Specifically, consistency here refers to the property that for each $\mu\le\lambda$, the forest $F_\mu$ has the same distribution as the subforest of $F_\lambda$ spanned by the black leaves in a Bernoulli leaf colouring, where each leaf of $F_\lambda$ is coloured in black independently with probability $\mu/\lambda... Downloads: 50 | |

| The globular cluster NGC 6642: Evidence for a depleted mass function in a very old cluster - E. Balbinot We present photometry for the globular cluster NGC 6642 using the F606W and F814W filters with the ACS/WFC third generation camera on board of Hubble Space Telescope. The Colour Magnitude Diagram shows sources reaching ~ 6 mags below the turn-off in m_F606W. A theoretical isochrone fitting was performed and evolutionary parameters were obtained, such as the metallicity [Fe/H] = -1.80 +/- 0.2 and age log(Age) = 10.14 +/- 0.05... Downloads: 40 | |

| Security against individual attacks for realistic quantum key distribution - Norbert Lütkenhaus I prove the security of quantum key distribution against individual attacks for realistic signals sources, including weak coherent pulses and downconversion sources. The proof applies to the BB84 protocol with the standard detection scheme (no strong reference pulse). I obtain a formula for the secure bit rate per time slot of an experimental setup which can be used to optimize the performance of existing schemes for the considered scenario. Downloads: 62 | |

| Nonlinear Dynamics of Accelerator via Wavelet Approach - Antonina N. Fedorova In this paper we present the applications of methods from wavelet analysis to polynomial approximations for a number of accelerator physics problems. In the general case we have the solution as a multiresolution expansion in the base of compactly supported wavelet basis. The solution is parametrized by the solutions of two reduced algebraical problems, one is nonlinear and the second is some linear problem, which is obtained from one of the next wavelet constructions: Fast Wavelet Transform, Sta... Downloads: 40 | |

| A Scalable Correlator Architecture Based on Modular FPGA Hardware, Reuseable Gateware, and Data Packetization - Aaron Parsons A new generation of radio telescopes is achieving unprecedented levels of sensitivity and resolution, as well as increased agility and field-of-view, by employing high-performance digital signal processing hardware to phase and correlate large numbers of antennas. The computational demands of these imaging systems scale in proportion to BMN^2, where B is the signal bandwidth, M is the number of independent beams, and N is the number of antennas... Downloads: 48 | |

| Cold Dust in Three Massive Evolved Stars in the LMC - M. L. Boyer Massive evolved stars can produce large amounts of dust, and far-infrared (IR) data are essential for determining the contribution of cold dust to the total dust mass. Using Herschel, we search for cold dust in three very dusty massive evolved stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud: R71 is a Luminous Blue Variable, HD36402 is a Wolf-Rayet triple system, and IRAS05280-6910 is a red supergiant. We model the spectral energy distributions using radiative transfer codes and find that these three stars h... Downloads: 52 | |

| Topological Protection and Quantum Noiseless Subsystems - Paolo Zanardi Encoding and manipulation of quantum information by means of topological degrees of freedom provides a promising way to achieve natural fault-tolerance that is built-in at the physical level. We show that this topological approach to quantum information processing is a particular instance of the notion of computation in a noiseless quantum subsystem. The latter then provide the most general conceptual framework for stabilizing quantum information and for preserving quantum coherence in topologic... Downloads: 41 | |

| Bianchi groups are conjugacy separable - S. C. Chagas We prove that non-uniform arithmetic lattices of $SL_2(\mathbb{C})$ and in particular the Bianchi groups are conjugacy separable. The proof based on recent deep results of Agol, Long, Reid and Minasyan. Downloads: 42 | |

| Population III by Popular Demand - Progress and Previews - Timothy C. Beers I discuss the ongoing search for stars of the Milky Way which have been referred to as members of Population III. Following a discussion of possible definitions for these stars, I consider the reasons why astronomers have undertaken this search, and list some of the numerous astrophysical uses of the extremely metal-poor stars found along the way. I then review survey techniques which have been used in the past, and provide an update on plans for future investigations... Downloads: 40 | |

| Symbolic Models and Control of Discrete-Time Piecewise Affine Systems: An Approximate Simulation Approach - Giordano Pola Symbolic models have been recently used as a sound mathematical formalism for the formal verification and control design of purely continuous and hybrid systems. In this paper we propose a sequence of symbolic models that approximates a discrete-time Piecewise Affine (PWA) system in the sense of approximate simulation and converges to the PWA system in the so-called simulation metric. Symbolic control design is then addressed with specifications expressed in terms of non-deterministic finite aut... Downloads: 42 | |

| Imitation Games - Kunihiko Kaneko Mutual imitation games among artificial birds are studied. By employing a variety of mappings and game rules, the evolution to the edge between chaos and windows is universally confirmed. Some other general features are observed, including punctuated equilibria, and successive alternations of dominant species with temporal complexity. Diversity of species aided by the symbolization of artificial birds' song are also shown. Downloads: 325 | |

| MATLAB codes for teaching quantum physics: Part 1 - Rafael Garcia Among the ideas to be conveyed to students in an introductory quantum course, we have the pivotal idea championed by Dirac that functions correspond to column vectors (kets) and that differential operators correspond to matrices (ket-bras) acting on those vectors. The MATLAB (matrix-laboratory) programming environment is especially useful in conveying these concepts to students because it is geared towards the type of matrix manipulations useful in solving introductory quantum physics problems... Downloads: 345 | |

| Symmetries, Horizons, and Black Hole Entropy - S. Carlip Black holes behave as thermodynamic systems, and a central task of any quantum theory of gravity is to explain these thermal properties. A statistical mechanical description of black hole entropy once seemed remote, but today we suffer an embarrassment of riches: despite counting very different states, many inequivalent approaches to quantum gravity obtain identical results. Such ``universality'' may reflect an underlying two-dimensional conformal symmetry near the horizon, which can be powerful... Downloads: 21 | |

| Circumstellar disks and planets. Science cases for next-generation optical/infrared long-baseline interferometers - Sebastian Wolf We present a review of the interplay between the evolution of circumstellar disks and the formation of planets, both from the perspective of theoretical models and dedicated observations. Based on this, we identify and discuss fundamental questions concerning the formation and evolution of circumstellar disks and planets which can be addressed in the near future with optical and infrared long-baseline interferometers... Downloads: 199 | |

| On the High $T$ Phase Transition in the Gauged $SU(2)$ Higgs Model - Vidyut Jain We study the effective field theory of a weakly coupled 3+1d gauged $\phi^4$ type model at high temperature. Our model has $4N$ real scalars ($N$ complex Higgs doublets) and a gauge group $SU(2)$ which is spontaneously broken by a nonzero scalar field $vev$ at zero temperature. We find, for sufficiently large $N$, that the transition from the high temperature symmetry restoring phase to the low temperature phase can be either first order or second order depending on the ratio of the gauge coupli... Downloads: 26 | |

| Time-Resolved Studies of Stick-Slip Friction in Sheared Granular Layers - S. Nasuno Sensitive and fast force measurements are performed on sheared granular layers undergoing stick-slip motion, along with simultaneous imaging. A full study has been done for spherical particles with a +-20% size distribution. Stick-slip motion due to repetitive fluidization of the layer occurs for low driving velocities. Between major slip events, slight creep occurs that is variable from one event to the next... Downloads: 164 | |

| The structure of young star clusters - P. P. Gladwin We analyse and compare the clustering of young stars in Chamaeleon I and Taurus. We compute the mean surface-density of companion stars \bar{N} as a function of angular displacement \theta from each star. We then fit \bar{N}(\theta) with two simultaneous power laws. For Chamaeleon I, the exponents of the power laws are 1.97 and 0.28, with the elbow at ~0.011 degrees. For Taurus, we obtain 2.02 and 0.87, with the elbow at ~0.013 deg... Downloads: 18 | |

| On the Mesh Array for Matrix Multiplication - Subhash Kak This article presents new properties of the mesh array for matrix multiplication. In contrast to the standard array that requires 3n-2 steps to complete its computation, the mesh array requires only 2n-1 steps. Symmetries of the mesh array computed values are presented which enhance the efficiency of the array for specific applications. In multiplying symmetric matrices, the results are obtained in 3n/2+1 steps... Downloads: 19 | |

| Yang-Mills gauge theories from fermionic lattice models - Paolo Maraner A doublet of three-dimensional Dirac fermions can effectively describe the low energy spectrum of a fermionic cubic lattice. We employ this fermion doubling to encode a non-Abelian SU(2) charge in the fundamental representation. We explicitly demonstrate that suitable distortion of the tunnelling couplings can introduce a scalar and a Yang-Mills field in the effective low energy description, both coupled to the Dirac fermions... Downloads: 38 | |

| Low-energy excitations of the one-dimensional half-filled SU(4) Hubbard model with an attractive on-site interaction: Density-matrix renormalization-group calculations and perturbation theory - Jize Zhao We investigate low-energy excitations of the one-dimensional half-filled SU(4) Hubbard model with an attractive on-site interaction U < 0 using the density matrix renormalization group method as well as a perturbation theory. We find that the ground state is a charge density wave state with a long range order. The ground state is completely incompressible since all the excitations are gapful. The charge gap which is the same as the four-particle excitation gap is a non-monotonic function of U, w... Downloads: 40 | |

| M Theory Fivebrane and Confining Phase of N=1 $SO(N_c)$ Gauge Theories - Changhyun Ahn The moduli space of vacua for the confining phase of N=1 $SO(N_c)$ supersymmetric gauge theories in four dimensions is analyzed by studying the M theory fivebrane. The type IIA brane configuration consists of a single NS5 brane, multiple copies of NS'5 branes, D4 branes between them, and D6 branes intersecting D4 branes. We construct M theory fivebrane configuration corresponding to the superpotential perturbation where the power of adjoint field is connected to the number of NS'5 branes... Downloads: 20 | |

| Measurement of W boson polarisations and CP-violating triple gauge couplings from W+W- production at LEP - The OPAL collaboration Measurements are presented of the polarisation of W+W- boson pairs produced in e+e- collisions, and of CP-violating WWZ and WWGamma trilinear gauge couplings. The data were recorded by the OPAL experiment at LEP during 1998, where a total integrated luminosity of 183 pb^-1 was obtained at a centre-of-mass energy of 189 GeV. The measurements are performed through a spin density matrix analysis of the W boson decay products... Downloads: 35 | |

| Bounces/Dyons in the Plane Wave Matrix Model and SU(N) Yang-Mills Theory - Alexander D. Popov We consider SU(N) Yang-Mills theory on the space R^1\times S^3 with Minkowski signature (-+++). The condition of SO(4)-invariance imposed on gauge fields yields a bosonic matrix model which is a consistent truncation of the plane wave matrix model. For matrices parametrized by a scalar \phi, the Yang-Mills equations are reduced to the equation of a particle moving in the double-well potential. The classical solution is a bounce, i.e... Downloads: 27 | |

| Three-dimensional Finite Difference-Time Domain Solution of Dirac Equation - Neven Simicevic The Dirac equation is solved using three-dimensional Finite Difference-Time Domain (FDTD) method. $Zitterbewegung$ and the dynamics of a well-localized electron are used as examples of FDTD application to the case of free electrons. Downloads: 55 | |

| Proposal for an experimental test of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics - R. Plaga The many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics predicts the formation of distinct parallel worlds as a result of a quantum mechanical measurement. Communication among these parallel worlds would experimentally rule out alternatives to this interpretation. A procedure for ``interworld'' exchange of information and energy, using only state of the art quantum optical equipment, is described. A single ion is isolated from its environment in an ion trap... Downloads: 17 | |

| QED Calculation of E1M1 and E1E2 Transition Probabilities in One-Electron Ions with Arbitrary Nuclear Charge - L. N. Labzowsky The quantum electrodynamical theory of the two-photon transitions in hydrogenlike ions is presented. The emission probability for 2s1/2 -> 2E1+1s1/2 transitions is calculated and compared to the results of the previous calculations. The emission probabilities 2p12 -> E1E2+1s1/2 and 2p1/2 -> E1M1+1s1/2 are also calculated for the nuclear charge Z values 1-100. This is the first calculation of the two latter probabilities... Downloads: 36 | |

| 6D superconformal theory as the theory of everything - A. V. Smilga We argue that the fundamental Theory of Everything is a conventional field theory defined in the flat multidimensional bulk. Our Universe should be obtained as a 3-brane classical solution in this theory. The renormalizability of the fundamental theory implies that it involves higher derivatives (HD). It should be supersymmetric (otherwise one cannot get rid of the huge induced cosmological term) and probably conformal (otherwise one can hardly cope with the problem of ghosts) ... Downloads: 29 | |

| Astronomical imaging: The theory of everything - David W. Hogg We are developing automated systems to provide homogeneous calibration meta-data for heterogeneous imaging data, using the pixel content of the image alone where necessary. Standardized and complete calibration meta-data permit generative modeling: A good model of the sky through wavelength and time--that is, a model of the positions, motions, spectra, and variability of all stellar sources, plus an intensity map of all cosmological sources--could synthesize or generate any astronomical image ev... Downloads: 25 | |

| Hexagonal spiral growth in the absence of a substrate - Laura L. A. Adams Experiments on the formation of spiraling hexagons (350 - 1000 nm in width) from a solution of nanoparticles are presented. Transmission electron microscopy images of the reaction products of chemically synthesized cadmium nanocrystals indicate that the birth of the hexagons proceeds without assistance from static screw or edge dislocatons, that is, they spiral without constraints provided by an underlying substrate... Downloads: 69 | |

| Reformulating Global Grammar Constraints - George Katsirelos An attractive mechanism to specify global constraints in rostering and other domains is via formal languages. For instance, the Regular and Grammar constraints specify constraints in terms of the languages accepted by an automaton and a context-free grammar respectively. Taking advantage of the fixed length of the constraint, we give an algorithm to transform a context-free grammar into an automaton... Downloads: 27 | |

| Monopole clusters in Abelian projected gauge theories - A. Hart We show that the monopole currents which one obtains in the maximally Abelian gauge of SU(2) fall into two quite distinct classes (when the volume is large enough). In each field configuration there is precisely one cluster that permeates the whole lattice volume. It has a current density and a magnetic screening mass that scale and it produces the whole of the string tension. The remaining clusters have a number density that follows an approximate power law proportional to the inverse cube of l... Downloads: 25 | |

| Gluon Propagator in Maximally Abelian Gauge and Abelian Dominance for Long-Range Interaction - Hideo Suganuma We study the gluon propagator in the MA gauge with the lattice QCD Monte Carlo simulation. The simulation is performed using the heat-bath algorithm on the SU(2) lattice with $12^3 \times 24$ and $\beta = 2.3, 2.35$. The propagator of the off-diagonal charged gluon behaves as the massive gauge boson and provides the short-range interaction, while the diagonal gluon propagates long distance. This is the origin of the abelian dominance in the long-range physics. Downloads: 21 | |

| Potential for inert adjoint scalar field in SU(2) Yang-Mills thermodynamics - Francesco Giacosa A scalar adjoint field is introduced as a spatial average over (anti)calorons in a thermalized SU(2) Yang-Mills theory. This field is associated with the thermal ground state in the deconfining phase and acts as a background for gauge fields of trivial topology. Without invoking detailed microscopic information we study the properties of the corresponding potential, and we discuss its thermodynamical implications... Downloads: 30 | |

| Lattice Formulation of Two-Dimensional N=(2,2) SQCD with Exact Supersymmetry - Fumihiko Sugino We construct a lattice model for two-dimensional N=(2,2) supersymmetric QCD (SQCD), with the matter multiplets belonging to the fundamental or anti-fundamental representation of the gauge group U(N) or SU(N). The construction is based on the topological field theory (twisted supercharge) formulation and exactly preserves one supercharge along the line of the papers [1]--[4] for pure supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories... Downloads: 30 | |

| The dyon spectra of finite gauge theories - Frank Ferrari It is shown that all the (p,q) dyon bound states exist and are unique in N=4 and N=2 with four massless flavours supersymmetric SU(2) Yang-Mills theories, where p and q are any relatively prime integers. The proof can be understood in the context of field theory alone, and does not rely on any duality assumption. We also give a general physical argument showing that these theories should have at least an exact Gamma(2) duality symmetry, and then deduce in particular the existence of the (2p,2q) ... Downloads: 27 | |

| Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with an Affine Quantum Moduli Space - Gustavo Dotti All supersymmetric gauge theories based on simple groups which have an affine quantum moduli space, i.e. one generated by gauge invariants with no relations, W=0, and anomaly matching at the origin, are classified. It is shown that the only theories with no gauge invariants (and moduli space equal to a single point) are the two known examples, SU(5) with 5-bar + 10 and SO(10) with a spinor. The index of the matter representation must be at least as big as the index of the adjoint in theories whi... Downloads: 22 | |

| SU(N) Gauge Theories with C-Periodic Boundary Conditions: II. Small Volume Dynamics - A. S. Kronfeld The dynamics of SU(N) gauge theories, especially for N=3, in a small C-periodic box are investigated. We identify the fields that mimimize the energy---the torons---and determine which of these ``classical'' vacua are stable quantum mechanically. The stable torons break cubic symmetry, which has interesting consequences on the spectrum. At any of the stable torons there are also quartic modes. Since all C-periodic boundary conditions are gauge-equivalent, we choose a convenient version, for whic... Downloads: 15 | |

| Ground State Properties and Glueball Spectrum in SU(2) Yang-Mills Theory using Gauge Invariant Variables - C. Martin We describe a nonperturbative calculation of the spectrum of SU(2) Yang-Mills theory based on a Hamiltonian formulation. Our approach exploits gauge invariant variables similar to those used in nuclear physics to describe collective motion in nuclei. Downloads: 34 | |

| Gauge Hierarchy in ${\bf SU(3)_c \times SU(3)_L \times SU(3)_R}$ and Low Energy Implication - G. Dvali We explore the gauge hierarchy problem within the framework of supersymmetric $SU(3)_c \times SU(3)_L \times SU(3)_R$ with a minimal set of higgs supermultiplets. Imposition of a suitable discrete (alternatively $R$) symmetry `prevents' the electroweak higgs doublets from becoming superheavy through renormalizable couplings. A full resolution of the problem requires consideration of the non-renormalizable couplings which play an essential role... Downloads: 17 | |

| Minimal SU(5) Resuscitated by Long-Lived Quarks and Leptons - P. Q. Hung The issue of gauge unification in the (non-supersymmetric) Standard Model is reinvestigated. It is found that with just an additional fourth generation of non-sequential and long-lived quarks and leptons, SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1) gauge couplings converge to a common point of approximately 3.5x10^{15} GeV (corresponding to a proton lifetime of approximately 10^{34 plus/minus 1} years). This result is due to the non-negligible- but still perturbative- contributions of the top and fourth generation Yukawa ... Downloads: 29 | |

| New S-dualities in N=2 supersymmetric SU(2) x SU(2) gauge theory - Philip C. Argyres New S-dualities in a scale invariant N=2 gauge theory with SU(2) x SU(2) gauge group are derived from embeddings of the theory in two different larger asymptotically free theories. The true coupling space of the scale invariant theory is a 20-fold identification of the coupling space found in the M- and string-theory derivations of the low energy effective action, implying a larger S-duality group... Downloads: 43 | |

| Supersymmetric Gauge Theories with Matters, Toric Geometries and Random Partitions - Yui Noma We derive the relation between the Hilbert space of certain geometries under the Bohr-Sommerfeld quantization and the perturbative prepotentials for the supersymmetric five-dimensional SU(N) gauge theories with massive fundamental matters and with one massive adjoint matter. The gauge theory with one adjoint matter shows interesting features. A five-dimensional generalization of Nekrasov's partition function can be written as a correlation function of two-dimensional chiral bosons and as a parti... Downloads: 18 | |

| Massive MIMO for Next Generation Wireless Systems - Erik G. Larsson Multi-user Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) offers big advantages over conventional point-to-point MIMO: it works with cheap single-antenna terminals, a rich scattering environment is not required, and resource allocation is simplified because every active terminal utilizes all of the time-frequency bins. However, multi-user MIMO, as originally envisioned with roughly equal numbers of service-antennas and terminals and frequency division duplex operation, is not a scalable technology... Downloads: 147 | |